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12/07/2017

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Kevin

Trump is playing to his Evangelical Christian base when he recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The Evangelicals see this as another step in the end time prophesies. The conflicts that will be created by this action are all part of the prophesies.

Paul Berge

The easy, go-to, sexually transgressive joke ain't so funny as it used to be.
I met Al Franken when he came to my college campus to campaign for John Anderson in 1980. The College Students for Anderson had asked me to draw a poster publicizing his visit, and arranged to have me present it to him in the cafeteria. He responded by saying that I didn't have his likeness quite right, taking a magic marker, and drawing an enormous phallus protruding from his crotch across the poster.
That wasn't sexual assault by any measure, but it did leave us all dumbfounded.
Yet this, too, shall pass. PBS deleted Franken's presentation from its recent telecast of the Kennedy Center giving the Mark Twain award to David Letterman; they also cut the part of Letterman's acceptance speech thanking the Senator. If anyone still remembered Letterman's own humiliating sexual imbroglio, the entire show would have been cancelled.

WVFran

I assume we were probably all less mature 37 years ago, but, thank you, Paul Berge, for that Franken story. For some reason, that particular image makes it a little easier to imagine this man with whom I agree politically doing the crass acts of which he's accused. The transformation to statesman is less easily accomplished for some.

Hank G.

The big difference in the movies you mentioned with the “plain guy put in charge” was that the plain guy was a decent person and was willing to listen to others. Trump is out for Trump only, and is only interested in doing things that he thinks will benefit himself.

It would be interesting to see what a decent person put into the White House would do, but Trump is not it.

Rogers George

This comment is completely unrelated to all the other comments. I quoted one of your marvelous sentences in my grammar blog as an example of how to do something right. I gave credit, of course. Um, the site is below in the sig. It's the post for today, Dec 12, 2017 if you care to look. And thank you.

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